Posts Tagged Dave FM
For the first time, I pick a cut I hope I never hear again on Dave FM, U2′s 1997 Discothèque.
Really, it’s astounding how many U2 cuts were included in the A Thru Z Playlist–and some of them, like this song, I think would have been better left off the list.
The surprise entry for the letter C was Peter Murphy’s 1990 song: Cuts You Up.
I’ll admit, unlike past entries, I vaguely remember hearing the song on Dave FM in the past, but I really would love to hear this more (realistically there’s only so many times you can play a song from 1990, admittedly). Murphy has a new album coming out in June, here’s hoping it’s something that Dave FM gives to its listeners.
The surprise entry for the letter B was The Godfathers’ 1988 hit: Birth, School, Work, Death.
Again, I don’t think I have ever heard this song played on the station, and I will be shocked if I hear it again. But at least it got played once.
I agree with most of the picks, but in each letter I am either surprised by some tunes they include and some that they don’t. In an upcoming series of blog posts, including this one, I will single out some of those surprises or oversights.
First up, a song I never have heard on Dave FM, and imagine I will never hear again on Dave FM. Today that candidate is Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine.
So a few weeks back, I was putting my son to bed. Like his father, my son goes to sleep listening to the radio (I did this as a kid and stopped the practice whenever I married, in deference, first to my ex-wife, and now to my current wife; but if my wife is out of town I cannot sleep without the sound of music).
Anyways, I turned the radio on for him (he’s partial to Dave FM), and within seconds I recognized the voice of Weepies‘ singer Deb Talan. It turns out the band came out with a new album (Be My Thrill) in August, which I knew nothing about. I like what I hear (as I always do with the Weepies) and plan to pick it up as I soon as I can.
In the meantime, here’s a video from the album, the title cut in fact.
The Weepies always make damn great videos as well, and this entry is no different.
It’s rare that I hear a new song on the radio that catches my attention. The nature of mainstream radio these days is that it seems everything sounds similar. But when I heard Alpha Rev‘s New Morning on Dave FM the other day, it definitely gave me reason to pause. And then scramble to the station’s website to find out who did the song.
The band clearly knows they have a good song here, as it’s what greets visitors when they first arrive at the band’s website. Fortunately the band also allows folks to embed the video on their own site as well, so here we go.
Back in late December 2009, I wrote in praise of DaveFM’s Inside Eddie’s Attic show. Back then, I could not find an audio archive of the show at DaveFM. Clearly I was looking in the wrong spot, as Eddie’s Attic hosts an audio archive of the show (plus a lot more musical gems) here. Enjoy.
As much as I love music, I have an embarassing admission to make. I have never set foot in the local major musical venue in Decatur, Georgia (aka my backyard), known as Eddie’s Attic. I mean, I’m looking at the venue’s website right now, and this Wednesday they’re featuring Peter Bradley Adams (formerly of eastmountainsouth) and that is just one of many people I’d love to see live that they seem to host on a regular basis.
But what got me thinking of Eddie’s Attic was listening to the radio show, Inside Eddie’s Attic this past Sunday the host (and founder of the venue) Eddie Owen played a great collection of live holiday tunes recorded at the attic. If you’ve never listened to the show, you’re in for a treat.
Now, I just need to make the time and finally get myself down to the attic myself. This Christmas Eve Eve is looking better and better by the minute, honestly.